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Three More Songs for Our Black Chapel

Three More Songs for Our Black Chapel

Reflecting on their experience of Theaster Gates' Serpentine Pavilion, the members of RESOLVE Collective offer a series of sonic memories from communal spaces.

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Two white women with short hair are sitting cross-legged in a sunny London park. They are laughing beside a patch of tall wild flowers

Understanding Planet as Household: Janine Benyus and Kate Raworth

Economist and doughnut economics creator Kate Raworth speaks with Janine Benyus, a scientist and leading figure in biomimicry, about how designing from the whole can help us to thrive.

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A group of five women or girls, wearing black, singing in a purple-lit space. Most of them are wearing accessories that recall traditional African necklaces or headbands and sashes in colourful print.

Speaking to Support Structures: Nawi Collective

Support Structures fellows Nawi Collective consider how they foster care and connection through voicing, listening, and responding to one another's needs.

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On one half of the image, an oculus is a white circle of light against a dark background. On the other half of the image, black-stained planks with light diffusing from the top down

Black Weathersystems

Nikita Gale considers the cyclical nature of performance and memory in Theaster Gate’s Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel through a series of annotated notes.

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A group of about ten people wearing winter clothing, in front of a colourful mural that says 'stop gentrification' and shows important events in community history through active groups of figures.

Speaking to Support Structures: Skin Deep

Members of Skin Deep – a cultural collective that makes space for creatives of colour to work towards racial justice – offer insight into how they develop shared practices.

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A group of people stand inside a public building holding the edges of a colourful silk parachute

Speaking to Support Structures: Jacob V Joyce

Artist, researcher and educator Jacob V Joyce considers the importance of working together towards liberatory new realities.

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A complex pattern of red and gold marks and lines on a white background

Fermented Code: Modelling the Microbial Through Miso

Starting with her batch of homemade miso, Claire L. Evans' essay guides us on a far-ranging journey through fermentation.

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all time

all time

A newly commissioned poem by Pratyusha, engaging with the voices and worlds of the Back to Earth exhibition.

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Three people are experimenting with a golden light and a camera in a dark room

Speaking to Support Structures: Other Cinemas

Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah introduce their practice through Other Cinemas, a project that focuses on the transformational power of film.

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Discover over 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architectural Pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas Marathons and research-led initiatives, explore our past projects and exhibitions.

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